Villanova University seeking postdoc research associate in global change at the marsh-mangrove ecotone
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a new NASA-funded project examining the ecosystem implications of coastal species shifts. The postdoctoral researcher will undertake a series of global change manipulations at the interface of marshes and mangroves at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge at Cape Canaveral, FL.
The successful candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in ecology or related field and demonstrated the ability to publish high-quality papers. We seek a highly-motivated individual with abilities to work resourcefully in a remote field setting, implement and maintain field manipulations, interface with NASA personnel, and publish creative papers in ecosystem ecology. The postdoc will work primarily with Dr. Samantha Chapman and Dr. Adam Langley in the Department of Biology at Villanova University and should be comfortable training and mentoring undergraduates and graduate students. However, the project experimentation will require long stays in Florida. The successful candidate will have input in shaping future research directions for this project. The salary will be 44-47K + benefits (2 years of funding available, pending successful performance). Start date target is Fall 2012.
Send a letter of interest, CV, up to three relevant reprints, and the names and contact information of three references (electronic versions preferred) to email@example.com. Review of applications will commence on June 15th and continue until the position is filled.